I don't know if this is of interest to the group, but here is the cover of a catalog published after the Model T. It does contain a lot of items still available. It is titled, "Consolidated Auto Supply Book, Fall and Winter 1930-1931." The business had an address of "Corner 3rd and Locust, Evansville, Ind."
The artwork is so much better on the Early Times literature. Goes to show you don't need computers to do advertisements.
I for one would like to see more of this publication!
Okay, here goes, the inside page.
Tires on sale.
I gotta get some Hoovers - I like the
Lowest Price In History", but wonder about the 16,000 miles? Perhaps that is the secret of the low price
Either the rubber was not as good a quality or didn't have the special ingredients/materials some of today's tires have, or the quality of streets and roads were so that a tire just didn't last as many miles as today's 30,000, 40,000 or more warranties.
With tires you need tubes.
Some tire related items. Or is that tyre?
Neat stuff! Just goes to show the 4 way lug wrench is nothing new.
But I'll be good money on one thing- the one in the photo isn't chrome plated and stamped 'made in china'. Those China 4 ways aren't worth a damn.
That's a good price on tubes and they even pay shipping!
Everyone needed tires and the related items that went with them. Tires weren't all that dependable and didn't last long. When I bought a new '67 Mustang, tires lasted about 15,000 miles and cost about $15 each.
Radiator Alcohol, soon to be in your glass as a drink. Less than a Dollar a gallon.
This stuff is GREAT Mr Harold. Please keep it up.
And then the radio came into being.
hmmmm....let's see....the official CPI index from then to now is about 13.25 times difference.
Just making a paradox, not a political statement...
So where can I buy a good tire for 3.95 x 13.25 with free shipping and free local mounting at an out of pocket cost of $52.33 and I'll bet these tires were Made in USA ?
Or then again, get me one of those "Twin Second" spare tire carriers for about the same, delivered to my door, probably also Made in USA?
Grandpa was lucky, he had a factory job then, kept it when something happened to the economy that he just never understood other than started keeping money in a jar for the rest of his life and they even set 12 plates for the dinner each night then, and set for 20 on some Sundays.
I sure do enjoy looking through these old catalogues though...lot's of neat things...but I think when they taught us 'new math' someone I reckon pulled a fast one on us!
Cushions, luggage racks, floor mats
Tops & top dressing
Mirrors, clocks & windshield wipers
If only I could get my coupe up to 88 mph.....
Thanks for these catalogue postings, fascinating reading.
Hub caps,locks & spark plugs.
Head lights, tail light, spot lights & cowl lights.
Tail lights & batteries.
Batter testing, soldering & carburetors.